At the Gillings School, we work in all 100 North Carolina counties and in 35+ countries. Local and global health content infuses our courses and degrees. Through partnerships at home and abroad, our students and faculty transform health around the world and in our backyard.
Message from the Associate Dean for Global Health
Three words: Scope, Community, Impact. Our Scope. At Gillings we have conceptualized Global Health broadly to include both work that happens outside of the US and work in the US focused on global populations, addressing transnational health issues, and sharing lessons learned across geographic boundaries. Our Community. We have an extensive network of faculty, students and alum who conduct global health research and practice and this community is collaborative and supportive of those who want to come to Gillings and build their careers in global health. Our Impact. Global health work at Gillings has impacted policy and programs across the globe in areas such as HIV/AIDS, water and sanitation, sexual and reproductive health, cancer control and prevention, and more.Fall 2022 Welcome Letter
Meet one of our Fulbright Scholar's, Paz Cook, PhD student in epidemiology
Global health for me is about knowing, understanding, accepting, and considering the diverse cosmovision of health and reality across communities, towns, cities, and countries, in order to create realistic, acceptable, and applicable ways to prevent health problems and create public health solutions.
Meet Sarah Lebu, PhD student in Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Learn about Sarah's professional background prior to UNC Gillings, her work with CFK Africa and the UNC Water Institute, and what global health means to her.